PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Game Three of the World Series between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies got underway on Saturday after a rain delay of 80 minutes.
The game was scheduled to begin at 7:57 p.m. local time (2357 GMT) but showers came through the area surrounding Citizens Bank Park around 7:15 p.m. and forced the grounds crew to cover the field with a tarpaulin.
Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels threw the first pitch of the game, a strike to the Yankees' Derek Jeter, at 9:17 p.m.
New York and Philadelphia are tied in the best-of-seven series at 1-1.
Writing by Steve Ginsburg. Editing by Peter Rutherford